Downey Voice Acting Coaching, Workshops and Demos

Downey Voice Acting Coaching, Workshops and Demos John Wesley Downey offers a variety of services to actors or anyone interested in developing professional voice over or voice acting skills or on camera acting skills.

Contact John at [email protected] for more information on private coaching, workshops and voice over demos.

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03/23/2021

Time is running out. Don't just hang around thinking about it. Grab the opportunity and go for it. March Madness discounted rates strictly for NEW students through March 31st for 12 weeks of voice over coaching & demo production. For more info contact [email protected]

Congratulations to my student Dorian Scott Calderon.  He's off to a good start in 2021.  He's booked five acting/voice o...
03/20/2021

Congratulations to my student Dorian Scott Calderon. He's off to a good start in 2021. He's booked five acting/voice over jobs in the last sixty days and he's only begun. Dorian has a big future in the industry and I'm proud to have played a part in coaching and guiding him in voice over. He's doing two audio books, an animation project and starring in a short film to be made in Austin. Congratulations Dorian! He didn't procrastinate. He hired a coach (me), learned what he needed, got a produced demo together and started looking for work. You gotta go for it!

03/19/2021

I'm pleased my new students in the last few days used their stimulus money to pay for v/o coaching. Investing in their future.

This one's from the heart.  I've been teaching voice over and acting for 17 years and have probably coached over a thous...
03/11/2021

This one's from the heart. I've been teaching voice over and acting for 17 years and have probably coached over a thousand people, easy. You know what I've learned most people need from me? It's not the technical points of how to pronounce words, how to breathe, how to break down a script or focus your concentration. Most students need honest encouragement to fuel their courage to pursue their goals. Without it, you're dead in the water. All the detailed criticism in the world won't save your voice over efforts if you don't have someone who cares, gives you encouragement and can fuel your enthusiasm. That's my specialty. I can give you all the necessary knowledge and tools to do voice over. But without enthusiasm and encouragement, I don't think anyone can succeed. Enthusiasm and encouragement are the building blocks of confidence and confidence is what you need to succeed in ANY
aspect of life. If you need encouragement and you want to succeed and need voice over coaching and a demo, drop me an email at
[email protected]

I'm here for you. Let's succeed together.

John

How much longer are you going to procrastinate?  Do you want to be a voice over artist or not?  John Wesley Downey has b...
02/14/2021

How much longer are you going to procrastinate? Do you want to be a voice over artist or not? John Wesley Downey has been coaching for 17 years and worked with over 2,000 students. He's been an agent representing voice over talent in the past and he's worked in front of a microphone for over three decades himself. John understands voice over from every angle and is a coach and mentor you can rely on. Get in touch to learn his rates for coaching and demo production. If you are financially challenged, installment plans are available. All things are possible through God. Email is [email protected]

Leonard Ferguson has a been a voice over student of mine since last summer.  He's come a long way and I'm proud of his w...
02/08/2021

Leonard Ferguson has a been a voice over student of mine since last summer. He's come a long way and I'm proud of his work. Not only has Leonard learned how to do commercials, narration and audio books, he's taken the skills I've taught him into his passion for astronomy and his lectures and e-learning projects with the George Observatory in Fort Bend County. Voice over is many things and a skill required for many areas of life. If you need a voice over coach, John Wesley Downey, that's me!, can get you where you need to be. Email me at [email protected]

I'm proud of my voice over student Dorian Scott for booking an  audio book job in the Young Adult Genre. Dorian's been h...
01/28/2021

I'm proud of my voice over student Dorian Scott for booking an audio book job in the Young Adult Genre. Dorian's been hired to narrate VIGILANTE'S LIGHT by Jake Tyson. It's available on Amazon. Dorian is a true talent and it's fun to coach and work with him. I'm always glad to hear my students are booking voice work. Congratulations Dorian! If you need a voice over coach or a voice over demo produced get in touch at [email protected]

12/26/2020

Want a voice over coach or voice demo produced in 2021?
My email is [email protected]

12/04/2020

Welcoming a new student, very talented with a big future. Signed up Nadea Maleh for voice over coaching and a demo. She's got a great British accent that makes her stand out from the crowd

I'm proud to congratulate my voice over student Mark Alan.  He just completed yet another audio book job.  It's his 3rd ...
12/02/2020

I'm proud to congratulate my voice over student Mark Alan. He just completed yet another audio book job. It's his 3rd job booking in the last three months. Mark's very talented and I'm thrilled to see him enjoying success. (If you don't see Mark's narration credit on your screen, click on the Keto audio book pic below to expand it.) If you're interested in launching a voice over career, you'll need to get proper, professional, caring coaching and a demo to lay your foundation. Contact me at [email protected] while I still have room on my schedule. And keep scrolling down for more info on my services.

11/18/2020
Sloth

Don't be slow and hesitant like the sloth in Zootopia to pursue your dreams of voice over success. Get moving, like the Road Runner!

I've decided to increase the rates I charge for voice over coaching and producing voice demos by 50% effective December ...
11/11/2020

I've decided to increase the rates I charge for voice over coaching and producing voice demos by 50% effective December 1st. I have been at very low, below market prices for a long time now (ten years) and have not increased my rates when others did. This increase is logical and fair, especially given the quality of what I offer.

I was going to wait until the beginning of the New Year 2021, and increase the rates on January 1st but decided to go early before we get too close to Christmas. I've had many people purchase coaching packages and demo production as a holiday gift for their significant others.

If you want the lower rate, contact me no later than November 30 to make payment arrangements and schedule coaching sessions. You can delay starting them if you're too busy during the holidays.

I have been making a living with my voice since I was in my mid teens, have voiced every kind of job you can imagine, had a long career in radio, spent seven years as a talent agent representing other voice over artists and spent 17 years teaching, coaching. writing and producing hundreds of demos for voice talent. I am the best at this, so if you want the best to coach and support you, and produce a demo for you, get in touch at [email protected]

11/08/2020
11/07/2020

Do you want a a free, half hour phone consultation about voice over coaching & demos? Contact John at [email protected]

I'm here to help you with the part of your voice over dream involving coaching and making a demo.  Contact John at goodk...
10/25/2020

I'm here to help you with the part of your voice over dream involving coaching and making a demo. Contact John at [email protected] to arrange a free 30 minute phone consultation about pursuing voice over. Dream + Plan + Action = Goal achieved & Success! By the way, if anyone says they'll make you a voice over artist for $ 3,500 run for the hills. I'll do a better job for less than half that and give you a lot more attention and TLC.

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10/18/2020

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Here's my voice over student Mark Alan (he's the one with the long hair!)  I'm happy to report that after working with m...
10/18/2020

Here's my voice over student Mark Alan (he's the one with the long hair!) I'm happy to report that after working with me as a coach and demo producer, Mark has booked seven voice over projects, four commercials and three audio books. Congratulations Mark! If you need voice over coaching and/or need a demo produced, contact me, John Wesley Downey at [email protected] to discuss your own goals, how I work with people and my rates, which are very reasonable.

I've produced over 400 demos and taught thousands of students voice over/voice acting over the last 17 years.  This demo...
10/17/2020
Quinton Sampson Commercial Demo

I've produced over 400 demos and taught thousands of students voice over/voice acting over the last 17 years. This demo remains one of my favorites because I was able to help the student bring out their strongest talent, humor and character voices. Everyone is different though, which is why everything I do in coaching and production is specialized for the individual student. Give this demo a listen and if you're interested in working with me, contact me at [email protected]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlzk9m4iTMg&t=11s

The talented Mr. Sampson's commercial demo.

Here's a fifteen minute video of me, John Wesley Downey, sharing some of the most important information I've learned in ...
10/12/2020
Voice Over and Acting Coach shares important guidance and advice

Here's a fifteen minute video of me, John Wesley Downey, sharing some of the most important information I've learned in almost 20 years of coaching voice over talent. This should help you. If you are looking for a coach to help you grow and produce and write an audio demo for you,
please contact me at [email protected]

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3J5ccWqsW8&t=11s

I've been using my voice to make a living my whole life and I've been coaching voice over talent for almost twenty years. In this video I talk about two very...

Congratulations to voice over artist and actor Dorian Calderon who has just completed his voice talent demo package.  He...
10/11/2020

Congratulations to voice over artist and actor Dorian Calderon who has just completed his voice talent demo package. He has a commercial reel, a character track (he plays two characters having a conversation), an industrial narration track and an audio book sample. Dorian's now armed with a great marketing tool to launch his voice over career. If you want a coaching/demo production package to produce a first class professional voice demo, contact John at [email protected] (Please share this post.)

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11/17/2019
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When I'm not coaching my voice over students or producing world-class voice over demos so my students can promote their ...
11/05/2019

When I'm not coaching my voice over students or producing world-class voice over demos so my students can promote their voice over talents, I have a weekend job anchoring the news on Houston's biggest AM radio station, a heritage news/talk station and Houston's only 24 hour 50,000 watt AM radio station. At night the signal reaches from Mexico to Florida. You can hear me on Friday & Saturday nights at the top and bottom of the hour on Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis, Somewhere in Time with Art Bell and of course George Noory on COAST TO COAST. Here's a look at the studio I work in when I'm doing the news. Click on the pic for a better look. I've been doing radio work of all kinds (commercials, talk shows, movie reviews) since I was a teenager. Scroll down the page to learn of my upcoming voice workshop, my demo production services and more. My schedule is busy but you can contact me about rates and services at [email protected]

10/09/2019

If you're an aspiring voice over artist then you need coaching from a pro & and a professionally produced demo that shows your ability to perform commercials, industrial narration, character voices and audio books. The demo is your calling card to agents, audio producers & the internet. I offer a coaching/demo package that includes twelves hours of instruction and coaching, scripts written & custom tailored for YOU and your particular talent and a world class demo that will impress a lot of people besides your Mom! How do you get started? What are you waiting for? For more information contact John Wesley Downey at [email protected]

For those of you who want to be a voice over artist and get a professional demo made, I have three questions I'd like yo...
06/07/2019

For those of you who want to be a voice over artist and get a professional demo made, I have three questions I'd like you to ask yourself.
(1) Why have you not begun working on your dream? Why are you procrastinating?
(2) If not now, when? How long are you going to wait? Life moves on. Don't let your dreams slip away. Go for it!
(3) Why haven't you contacted John, gotten all the information and made a decision to move forward?
For info, rates and encouragement, contact John Wesley Downey at [email protected] Have a blessed and prosperous day!

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05/29/2019

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Just completed producing a first class, professional voice over demo after 12 weeks of training for Darla Smith.  Great ...
07/31/2017

Just completed producing a first class, professional voice over demo after 12 weeks of training for Darla Smith. Great job Darla!

People often ask me what I think are examples of GREAT voice over work.  In my opinion, Morgan Freeman's voice over narr...
03/18/2017

People often ask me what I think are examples of GREAT voice over work. In my opinion, Morgan Freeman's voice over narration the last ten minutes of the Shawshank Redemption is top of the line. Voice work doesn't get any better than that.

One of my voice over students, Araine, records her voice demo.  For more details, see the post below.
11/12/2016

One of my voice over students, Araine, records her voice demo. For more details, see the post below.

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01/22/2016

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